CLARKE Energy will supply the Australia Pacific LNG project with 19 new gas engines for two on-site power projects in rural Queensland under a new contract, GE Power & Water has announced.

The 3 megawatt Jenbacher J620 gas engines will be used to generate a total of 57 MW of electricity at the two coal seam gas (CSG) processing facilities currently under construction.

The first project at the Reedy Creek coal seam gas processing facility is an expansion of an existing 30 MW on-site power station installed in 2013 with 10 additional high-efficiency Jenbacher J620 gas engines, doubling the size of the plant to 20 units (60 MW).

For the second project, Clarke Energy will supply the remaining nine Jenbacher J620 units for a temporary, 27-MW on-site power plant that will generate reliable electricity for the Eurombah Creek coal seam gas processing facility.

Both projects will be owned, operated and maintained by Clarke Energy, the Australian distributor of the Jenbacher engines, with further support available from Clarke Energy’s network of field service technicians and staff already located at nearby sites.

After the two new power projects are completed, Australia Pacific LNG will have an installed fleet of 29 Jenbacher gas engines capable of producing a total of about 87 MW of power to support coal seam gas processing activities.

Clarke will design and construct a fully operational temporary power station under the agreements, which are designed to provide the facilities with a constant power supply, using locally extracted coal seam gas, until permanent electrical infrastructure can be installed.

Both new power facilities will use Clarke Energy’s modular power station concept in which each gas engine generation set is housed in an individual enclosure.

This concept, which has been proven to be successful at 12 other sites in Australia since 2006, incorporates many features to facilitate safer operation and maintenance.

It also demonstrates a reliable performance under Australian outback conditions, including incorporation of Australian Standards, local legislation requirements and oil and gas industry best practices, GE said.

Australia Pacific LNG is an incorporated joint venture between Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec.